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Expanding Biodiversity: Attracting Birds to Your Yard

Submitted by lchance@publicg... on Thu, 12/10/2020 - 4:05pm
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
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12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
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ET

As a long-time birding enthusiast, Becky Laboy is passionate about creating bird-friendly landscapes. This dovetails nicely with Becky’s other passion, native plants. 
Native plants are the key to attracting birds. Native plants provide the food, shelter and nesting places essential to the survival of birds. In this presentation, Becky will discuss different plant species native to the ""northeast"" that are appropriate for back (and front!) yards, and will point out the many ways these species provide essential services to birds. 
In an ecologically holistic approach, Becky will also discuss landscape features and practices that support birds, such as leaf litter, brush piles, dead trees, nest boxes, and water features. She will share lots of photos of colorful migratory warblers and other backyard favorites such as chickadees, woodpeckers and robins eating berries, pulling worms from the soil and raising their families. In this presentation there will be an emphasize on the importance of planting natives as a sustainable approach to gardening.

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